• Homebrew: Space Moomins

    1 month 3 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    Having successfully made 2 Berliner Wiesses, I discovered that drinking exclusively 2.1% beers doesn't give you a sense of satisfaction like a viscous, chewy stout - so I made one.   A beer to be taken seriously - hence the name.

    Mash: 1 hour at 63ºCspace moomins

  • Homebrew: Strawberry & Lemon Wheat Fields

    2 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 3

    I ran out of beer to drink.   I discovered that my Saisons taste way better with acid malt in.   I remembered how good Tooti Fruiti (a sour, lemon & lime zest beer) tasted.   I also found loads of dried strawberries (containing no sulphites) massively discounted in a shop.   I put all these things together & a Berliner wiesse was formulated with half the brew being made with St

  • Homebrew: 'tis the Saison

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    I've made some great Saisons in the last year or so and decided to get back into making more.   I split the wort made into two, with the first half making Cockermouth Kolsch.   The second half made this beer.

    Mash no.1: 1 hour 30 mins at 65°C falling to 63°C for the final 30 mins

    4Kg extra pale Maris Otter malt

    2g NaCl

    2g CaSO4

  • Homebrew: Cockermouth Kolsch

    4 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    Since the winter is upon us and the nights get down to almost freezing but not subzero, I thought I'd brew a lager that can be conditioned using this cold source.   However I don't want to buy another yeast in specially for it and I also want to trial a beer that I may brew at work next year where we have proper chilling facilities.   This Kolsch is made with extra pale malt, hops with a nod towards a

  • Homebrew: Divine Fallacy

    5 months 1 week ago
    Comments: 3

    A year ago I brewed a really tasty Saison from pale malt, wheat malt, acid malt & honey called Quorum Sensing.   I noted that I must brew something similar again, so I have. This time I've upped the hop additions & used a powerful flavoured one too - Chinook.  It might be more IPA, but Saison style guidelines are notoriously lax.